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Rick Stein looks back with both pride and pain From The Oxford Times REG LITTLE talks to Rick Stein about his early life in West Oxfordshire and his time at Oxford University ahead of his appearance at the Blenheim Palace Literary Festival Rick Stein recently returned with a film camera crew to the farm in West Oxfordshire that had been his family home.
In his television series Rick Stein's Food Heroes, which saw him touring the UK, he said: "There's a whole band of people out there producing small quantities of food with passionate commitment who look after their land properly, treat their flocks or herds with affection and take their time to grow or rear crops or animals." For there was a shadow over what in many ways was an idyllic childhood in rural Oxfordshire, with regular holidays in Cornwall, where his family had a house on louis vuitton alma image Trevose Head. Unconventional, attractive to women and a marvellous party host who would put the present day Chipping Norton Set to shame, his father Eric Stein was a charismatic personality. The young Rick, however, would sometimes be embarrassed by his father's sometimes manic behaviour and deep depressions, all symptoms of bipolar louis vuitton agenda sale disorder. Seeing again the swimming pool at the farm brought the memories flooding back. His father had built it, during a manic phase, during a summer of drought. The louis vuitton purses prices list Daily Telegraph would later and erroneously report how Eric Stein had filled his pool while villagers were queuing at the standpipes. "In fact my father had fallen into the empty pool shortly before it was due to be filled and had broken his leg," recalled Rick. "He lost interest in it after that. "It remained about a quarter full filled with increasingly muddy rainwater. I was too young and naive to read the signs but they were an early indicator of my dad's state of mind." When Rick was 18, his father threw himself off a cliff in Cornwall. His difficult relationship with his father and how the tragedy was to shape his own life and personality are key themes of his new book, which shows louis vuitton bags luggage the relaxed figure whom we are so used to seeing at work in his kitchen or cheerfully chatting to fishermen in Cornwall or some distant corner of Asia, to be an altogether more complex figure. "It is now long enough away to look at it objectively. I guess it is unfinished business. It is a coming to terms about something that happened in my life that had a dramatic effect on me. "At the end of the book I describe how I swam from Mother Ivy's Beach across to where my father jumped off a cliff. I have been open about it and hope that it will help other people who have been through similar things." Emotionally adrift and unsure what to do with his life, in the immediate aftermath of his loss he headed for Australia and Mexico to work as a manual labourer. Rick was to make his mark in Oxford in a very different way, becoming editor of Cherwell, the student paper, something he put down to the fact he had a Land Rover and was able to drive to Swindon, where it was printed. His driving was to nearly cost the life of Jill Newstead, later to be his wife with whom he would open the famous Seafood Restaurant in Padstow. After a heavy night's drinking with one of Oxford University's arcane dining clubs, The Boojums, he had collected her from The Bear in the city centre. "I drove my Mini 1275 GT very fast round the Oxford bypass and straight into some roadworks. I hit a 44 gallon drum that had an oil lamp on top. This smashed through the front windscreen and hit Jill on the head, then broke through the rear window. The first thing I noticed, after I came to a shuddering halt, was she had blood running down her hairline." After taking her to the city's Radcliffe hospital, Stein was arrested. "They took me to the cells in St Aldates police station, where I was told Jill was dying. Next day, I went to see her. I was in tears. In the end, however, Jill had a fairly large piece of her skull removed, and gradually recovered. "All that, plus the fact that I was drinking too much and finals were approaching, precipitated a kind of nervous breakdown." While he would hardly rival his brother academically (he was to leave with a third in English) Oxford certainly added to his culinary knowledge. His reflections on the former Elizabeth in St Aldates did not make it to the book's final draft, but it contains a lengthy tribute to Oxford's Covered Market. "For me it was almost as import as the architectural beauty of Oxford. It was handsome too. The greengrocer's, Bonners, was an inspiration to get cooking, while Palm's delicatessen was a source for the sort of things you really could get nowhere else in those days, I bought mackerel, cod and crab from the fishmonger and took them back to Winchester Road for early forays into fish cookery. "For someone with a growing appreciation of food, Oxford was a good place to be. I think that market gave me a real sense of ownership of Oxford.
To me there's something very reassuring about being in a place where there's good food." But after coming close to joining the Western Morning News in Bristol, he settled on becoming a nightclub owner in Padstow. "Oxford University is such a big deal, I was still in a state of shock when I had to enter the real world," he now admits.
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